McClellan as White House spokesman lacked experience, talent, charm, agility, depth. But Bush and Cheney saw these defects as an advantage. They actually wanted the executive branch to become more opaque, and he was the perfect man for the job.
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Perhaps the biggest revelation from Scott McClellan's bombshell book about his time at the White House is that President Bush directly authorized the ...
I covered the Bush White House for Time and got caught up in the C.I.A.-leak case, which was a signal moment in McClellan's tenure. I feel badly for McClellan--Libby and Rove hung him out to dry.
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